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Photograph - Congregational Church, Walpole Street, Kew, 1977 [now demolished]

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc Level 1, Kew Court House 188 High Street Kew Victoria

Description
Congregational Church, Walpole Street, Kew, 1977 (now demolished). The Congregational Church was built on the site of the first church in Kew. This church, the second on the site, was designed by the Kew architect Charles Vickers and opened in 1860. The distinctive polychrome brick façade designed by Vickers contrasted with the style that he employed for other churches he designed during this period; they were usually constructed in bluestone. In the 1960s, a new ministry saw the erection of a neon cross at the apex of the church. The illuminated cross could be seen from Church Street, Hawthorn. The church was later to be demolished, and the land sold for the construction of modern villas. Inscriptions on reverse: "K.H.701. Congregational Church Walpole St Kew. First church in Kew. Now amalgamated with the United Churches."
Object Registration
1977.0009
Keywords
congregational church, walpole street (kew), charles vickers
When Made
1977
Inscriptions & Markings
Inscriptions on reverse: "K.H.701. Congregational Church Walpole St Kew. First church in Kew. Now amalgamated with the United Churches."
Last updated
12 Apr 2017 at 9:11AM